About

Biography

Cristina Guitian is an illustrator living and working in London. Her distinct style of hand-drawn characters and typography creates surreal worlds filled with hybrid creatures that won her a Bronze Award, Best of British illustration in 2009. Her murals are an expansion of these narratives, resulting in interactive environments that include two huge window installations at AMC hospital in Amsterdam (38-metre and 28-metre long). Cristina has also created installations for Victoria Revealed, a permanent exhibition at Kensington Palace, and has been featured in the prestigious D&DA 2012 Annual.

Artist: Cristina Reyes

Cristina also develops her art practice experimenting with object-based works outside of the illustration format. For this body of work Cristina works under her alter-ego’s name Cristina Reyes.

 

Clients & commissioners

Virgin Media, Diesel, Nike, Shell, Volkswagen, Fnac, McCann Healthcare, Saatchi & Saatchi, Savanna, TBWA, Draftfcb, SOS (Save Our Seas), Pabst Blue Ribbon, Digitas, JWT, Azzalure, The Guardian, Waitrose, Headspace, The Girl Guides, Social Enterprise UK, Quintessencially magazine,Quest magazine, Calle 20, Vbat Amsterdam, Pure Groove, H magazine, Hohe Luft magazine, Saga magazine, The AOI, Fnac,  Kensington Palace, V&A.

 

Events, collaborations & others

Triptic, drawing improvisation, Tripspace, London 2015
2 headed Christmas, Xmas tree installation, Rivington Place, London 2013
Palmeras, live installation, Cr8net Conference, London 2013
Reminisces Room, exhibition display, Victoria Revealed, Kensington Palace 2013
Olvidando Volar, jewellery collaboration, La Jara jewellery, Barcelona 2012
Cabezas, jewellery, The Poundshop, Design Week, London 2011
Tattoo Parlour, live event, Friday Late: MAKE, V&A, London 2011
Where is my Mind, mixed media collaboration, 125 Magazine, London 2011
No Santa, event, JJAM Psychedelic Christmas, Xmas event, Somerset House, London 2010
Pair of Rabbits, live event, Friday Late: Two’s a Pair, V&A, London 2010
Knotted Arms, live installation, Art in Industry, Shunt, London 2009
Colour Me, embroidery workshop, London Festival of Architecture, London 2008
The Art of Football, live painting, Nike, Cargo, London 2008

 

Exhibitions

Mythology, Drawing Book, Sydney 2015
Outside Fixed Patterns, Art Represent, London 2014
Monsters, Drawing Book, Sydney 2013
Exhibition Match, Vintage Festival, Hayward Gallery, London 2012
Ghosts of Gone Birds, Onca Gallery, Brighton 2012
Manos Negras, Jealous Gallery, London 2011
Capetown II, Hostal Delvi, Madrid 2011
Images 34, London College of Communication, London 2010
Portraits of my life as a Bird, The Print House Gallery, London (solo exhibition) 2010
Art in Industry, Shunt, London 2009
Images 33, London College of Communication, London 2009
Lugares hechos de Silencio, Design Festa Gallery, Tokyo 2008
Art in Industry, Shunt, London 2008
Spread the Lead, Gallery Hanahou, New York 2008
DB Illustrate, Design Week, London 2007